- Kim, Changsoon and Knoernschild, Caleb and Liu, Bin and Kim, Jungsang, Design and characterization of MEMS micromirrors for ion-trap quantum computation,
IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 13 no. 2
pp. 322 - 329 [JSTQE.2007.893561] .
(last updated on 2007/11/03)
To build a large-scale quantum information processor (QIP) based on trapped ions or neutral atoms, integrated optical systems capable of delivering laser beams to multiple target locations are necessary. We consider a beam-shifting element consisting of a tilting micromirror located at the focal point of a lens, as a fundamental building block for such a system. We explore the design space of the micromirrors and characterize their dc, frequency, and transient responses. The fastest mirror features the resonant frequency of 113 kHz and the 98% settling time of 11 μs. The design tradeoffs are discussed to facilitate further optimization of the mirror performance for this application. © 2007 IEEE.
Computational methods;Laser beams;Mirrors;Natural frequencies;Optical design;Optical materials;Optimization;Quantum optics;Transient analysis;